It is quiet in the meadow, where hunter Eduard van Adrichem is hiding in one of his makeshift huts built of reeds and old pallets. Among the upcoming winter sun, there are still floating thick fog banks and besides the sound of filling a mug with coffee, the past ten minutes nothing could be heard. In the distance looms up Amsterdam ArenA, the big stadium belonging to the internationally renowned soccer team of Ajax. As is normal during weekdays, the early morning traffic jam slowly moves by the stadium. “Don’t be fooled, the peace and quietness can change very quickly here, ” says Van Adrichem, with his hat pulled over his ears. He isn’t even finished talking or the honking of a large group of geese comes closer. Even before they fly low , a loud bang fills the space of the rural fields. With a following dull thud, one of the birds falls in a ditch. The blind and deaf dog Joepie chases his only left sense and jumps into the water to get the catch of today.
“Food isn’t getting more organic”, says the hunter proudly as he shows the white-fronted goose he just shot. “For the farmer there is less nuisance (geese eat a lot of grass and make the land less fertile with their faeces) and my bonus is that I decided what’s on my menu tonight.” But it hasn’t always been easy to be a hunter and gatherer in these modern times. As a hunter, Eduard only has one real enemy; people who are against hunting. “But I have to admit, my opponents are at the same time my masters and they teach me that there are people out there who forget the laws of nature. These natural rules say that mankind only has three real enemies. These are the cunt, the church, and the capital. If you manage to overpower these three devils you are as rich as a king. Do you own them or they own you? That is what life is all about”, says Eduard while he is reloading his gun with two cartridges.